Karan Balwani

Karan is a writer who shares an undying passion for technology, books and pets. For the past 7 years, he has worked in Business Development and PR before discovering his love for the written word. He regularly posts on his blog (www.kbthewriter.wordpress.com) and is working on his debut novel.

Malta and Italy Issue Warning Against Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges
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Malta and Italy Issue Warning Against Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges

Malta, the world’s most crypto-friendly country recently issued a warning to its citizens regarded an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange. The regulatory authority in Malta issued an order to this platform to immediately cease operations through a notice on 5th December 2018. OriginalCrypto is the platform in question which first came to …

BlockEQ Acquired by Coinsquare
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BlockEQ Acquired by Coinsquare

BlockEQ, the Toronto-based cryptocurrency wallet startup has been acquired by Coinsquare. This move is part of Coinsquare’s strategy to increase its reach in digital currencies. The acquisition was finalized in @12 million CAD and it will allow Coinsquare to utilize BlockEQ’s access to Stellar’s open-source cryptocurrency network. Cole Diamond, CEO, Coinsquare …

Scammers Steal $78,000 From Singapore Residents
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Scammers Steal $78,000 From Singapore Residents

A cryptocurrency investment scam has resulted in a loss of $78,000 within 3 months. The authorities were able to trace this back to a series of fraudulent marketing campaigns. The scammers were able to convince victims into an investment with bogus articles based on famous Singaporean personalities in an attempt …

Security Concerns Increase As Crypto Mining Drops
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Security Concerns Increase As Crypto Mining Drops

It’s been a bloodbath for cryptocurrencies, investors speculated that the crypto market would undergo a correction and the values of all cryptocurrencies would normalize. However, in the past month, things aren’t looking good as prices of the most popular currencies continue to fall. This drop in cryptocurrency prices has also …

415,000 Routers Face Cryptojacking Worldwide
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415,000 Routers Face Cryptojacking Worldwide

Despite the downturn in the cryptocurrency market, hackers are always on the lookout for new ways to steal cryptocurrencies.  One of the most popular ways to do this is by cryptojacking. In this type of attacks, a hacker will infect a user’s computer by running a malicious script and steals …

Thai Exchange Satang Raises $9.9 Million
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Thai Exchange Satang Raises $9.9 Million

According to Nikkei Asian Review, Satang Group, a Thai-based crypto exchange has raised around $10 million through a security token offering. It’s surprising that an exchange has been able to raise such a significant amount given the extreme market volatility and turbulence. The raised funds will be utilized towards building …

Crypto Trader Kidnapped and Tortured
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Crypto Trader Kidnapped and Tortured

A cryptocurrency trader from Lanseria, South Africa named Andrew was lucky enough to escape death. He was kidnapped, tortured and drugged by a group of individuals who had originally invited him for a cryptocurrency presentation. According to the South African publication Soweto Urban, Andrew made a contact on Facebook who …

Ethereum Classic Shutting Down Amidst Financial Woes

Ethereum Classic’s (ETC) leading development firm is shutting down its operations. ETCDev has struggled to raise the needed funds which were necessary to continue their operations. The company has not been operating for the past two and a half years. The bearish run of the cryptocurrency market is partly responsible …

Ex-Huobi Executive Launches Crypto Exchange
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Ex-Huobi Executive Launches Crypto Exchange

Even though the state of the cryptocurrency market is far from ideal, it seems that people are still looking to make it big. James Ju, the tech entrepreneur has been successful in bringing investors on board to fund his upcoming cryptocurrency project. Ju is a former Chief Technical Officer at …

Cryptocurrency Billboard Campaigns Launched by HBUS
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Cryptocurrency Billboard Campaigns Launched by HBUS

While the cryptocurrency market appears to be in a panic, companies such as HBUS are going all in on digital currencies. The company recently rolled out a cryptocurrency-themed billboard campaign to raise awareness about digital assets among the general population. The company is an exclusive U.S partner of Huobi, the …